Round 16- Monza Qualifying

Once again we have another weekend where penalties take a part in setting the grid for the race on Sunday, those being: VER 5 places, OCO 5 places, PER 10 places, BOT 15 places, MAG 15 places, SCH 15 places, SAI back of the grid, HAM back of the grid, TSU back of grid.

But it was Charles Leclerc who took pole position! Max Verstappen managed 2nd with Carlos Sainz in third, making it a wonderful weekend so far for Ferrari at home turf!

The full top 10 are- P1: Leclerc, P2: Verstappen, P3: Sainz, P4: Perez, P5: Hamilton, P6: Russell, P7: Norris, P8: Ricciardo, P9: Gasly and P10: Alonso.

The top three for the starting grid though is Leclerc, Russell and Norris, anything else we are unsure about until 14th!!!

Let’s take a moment for Nyck de Vries, 45 minute warning before FP3 that his driving this weekend, gets into Q2 on his debut and will hopefully be starting in the top 10 due to the penalties! Very much looking forward to seeing how he does, could this be his chance to get an F1 seat?…

Alpine aren’t where I thought they would be, Alonso 10th and Ocon 11th but does have a penalty. Their pace just doesn’t seem to be their in qualifying today, so maybe they’ve set up the car for the race?

Predictions-

My top five are- P1: Russell, P2: Leclerc, P3: Verstappen, P4: Norris and P5: Hamilton.

I’d love nothing more to see Leclerc win at Monza again but I just have a gut feeling something is going to go wrong whether that be there strategy or their pitstops…

But to see the likes of Hamilton, Perez and Sainz all come through the field and battle it out is going to be an interesting one!

Times for tomorrow-

  • Feature Race F3- 07:35am (BST)
  • Feature Race F2- 09:05am
  • F1 Race- 14:00pm

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